Magic is a strange phenomena few today understand fully, aside from the fact that it was created and controlled by the god Bothimir. It is known that the ancients were the most efficient at it's use, creating powerful items and even buildings with raw magical energy itself, however the knowledge of such things died with them thousands of years ago. Due to this the limitations placed on the mortal races of the current era are very cumbersome, preventing them from creating powerful artifacts, constructs, buildings, and items such as the ancients did in the years since long past. Though this does not mean the creation of such things are completely impossible today. While still much weaker than what the ancients forged, some forms of magical creation such as enchantment have slowly began to become more wide spread in recent years, allowing a few select mages who are gifted with this knowledge to create enchantments for various items, weapons, armors, etc. However the art is far from perfected and often these enchantments are created imperfectly, resulting in slightly flawed or different effects than what were intended. As for the creation of trinkets or artifacts for the use of conducting magic, sadly, the art is still lost to the ages and magic casters today must rely on what was left behind by the ancients or other sources.
Magic is cast by those who are born, or gifted, with the potential to channel their own energy through powerful artifacts left behind by older civilizations such as the ancients. Each artifact is capable of being channeled into specific fields of magic based on its intended purpose. For example, an elemental artifact of fire can be used to create fire by channeling ones magic energies through it. However the power of such effects are not just based on the knowledge and strength of the user, but the power of the artifact itself. If one was to attempt to channel large amounts of energy through a weaker artifact, the artifact would likely shatter or even explode depending on how much energy was forced through it. During the final stages of the the Pact war magical artifacts become scarce. Many of these artifacts were lost. Thankfully with the war long past many of these artifacts have been recovered, a great deal of them resting with the mages college awaiting new masters to command them.